This is question 1 from the 35th Topik 2 (제 35 한국어능력시험)
- 어제는 친구들과 같이 점심을 ( )바로 도서관에 갔다.
1 먹든지 2 먹거나
3 먹고 나서 4 먹다 보면
The answer key says that the right answer is 2. 먹거나.
However, looking at the entry of -가나 in a mobile dictionary app shows the following sample sentence:
그것은 있거나 없거나 마찬가지다.
(It doesn't matter whether I have it or not)
Other provided examples are similar. The Naver online dictionary entry also gives a similar definition.
However, it doesn't look like -거나 has been used in the same sense in the above question.
What is the meaning of -거나 and how has it been used here?
What exactly does the sentence in the question mean? Does it mean he went to the library as soon as he finished lunch? Can the above sentence be written as shown below?
- 어제는 친구들과 같이 점심을 먹는 후 바로 도서관에 갔다.
- 어제는 친구들과 같이 점심을 먹자마자 후 바로 도서관에 갔다.